learn to swim at Rye Sports Centre

learn to swim
the asa

lesson structure

The world renowned 'Learn to Swim' programme is used in over 1,000 swimming programmes in the UK and internationally and has already taught millions of children to swim. It continues to be by far the most successful grass-roots programme in British sport. The ASA Learn to Swim Pathway incorporates the following Frameworks: 

  • ASA Foundation Framework
  • ASA Learn to Swim Framework Stages 1-7 
  • ASA Aquatic Skills Framework Stages 8 to 10
  • ASA Adult Swimming

The Learn to Swim Pathway maintains a focus on fun and games to help children develop the skills they need to become competent swimmers. Children are guided from the ASA Foundation Framework to get babies (as young as six months) started, to the ASA Learn to Swim Framework where they learn basic skills through to more advanced techniques.After which they can attend the ASA Aquatic Skills Framework to develop sports skills in water polo, synchronised swimming, diving, rookie lifeguard and swim squads.

All three of my children have learnt to swim at Rye Sports Centre and have really enjoyed it! I would recommend the swim school to any parent!



The Kellogg’s ASA Awards support the British Gas ASA Learn To Swim Pathway. Covering all ten stages of the syllabus, the colour-coded badges and certificates have been designed to reward and encourage children to learn the core skills of each individual award stage, as well as ensuring that they have fun in aquatic sport.

instructors and supervision

All the instructors are experienced and fully trained to deliver the ASA Swim Pathway. They will provide you with feedback on your child’s development as well as their progress through the awards system. The instructors are all CRB checked and supervised by our swim course coordinator.


What age can children start learning to swim?
Children can start to gain confidence in the water and get used to the swimming pool environment form as young as 6 month. Please enquire about the time of our parent and child sessions on the form above.

How do I find out about lesson availability?
Please press the enquire button below and our swim co-ordinator will be in touch. Lessons run throughout the week and we will help you to find a convenient time for you.

How do I pay pay for the lessons?
Lessons can be paid for termly via easy monthly direct debit.

Do I need to get in the water with my child?
All children under 3 years old start in an adult and child session, when the child is 3 they can they move into stages without an adult. At this point adults can sit on the convenient pool balcony whilst enjoying a coffee from the freedomcafé.

Do you offer adult lessons?
We offer adult lessons in groups for beginners or improvers or on a one to one basis. Please please press the enquire button below for more details.

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